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Workshop to discuss planning for the second half of life

The Church of St. Mary in Bismarck and the Diocese of Bismarck are sponsoring an evening workshop  at 7 p.m. March 27 at St. Mary’s Catholic Parish Center.

Topics to be discussed at the expo include retirement planning, will preparation, Social Security planning, long-term care, funeral planning, health care services and gift planning.

“This is the second time our parish has hosted an event like this and in the past it has been very well received, with over 75 people in attendance. It provides an opportunity for folks to address second half of life issues,” said Steve Braus, resources manager for St. Mary’s.

According to Mike Kiedrowski, planned giving officer for the Bismarck Diocese, there has been a marked increase in people from across the state requesting information on many of the topics covered at the event.

“This type of workshop will help people feel more at ease in their quest to create a plan that will provide and protect themselves, their families and their legacy,” Kiedrowski said.

Presenters will give a brief summary of their topic area and attendees will have the opportunity to engage in private consultations with the presenter of their choice. This is a free, no-obligation workshop for individuals in Bismarck/Mandan and the surrounding area.

For additional information on the event, call Steve Braus at 701-223-5562.